Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Leon Vanherreweghe of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 84 years.
Gil was born in Assenade, Belgium on May 4, 1937 to Moritz Vanherreweghe and Dianne nee Schinkels. As a child, Gil lived in Belgium and as a young man his family moved to Viscount, Saskatchewan to run a farm for a relative. Dad loved Canada, and when it was time for them to go home, he stayed. He met and married Sheila and they had 3 girls together. He loved to curl, hunt and fish. He was very good at each He moved to Swift Current Saskatchewan where he started Frontier Drywall and he has been a drywall expert for almost 50 years.
After his divorce he moved to Lethbridge Alberta and met Brenda through Uncle Ray, a fellow drywaller. Rhonda was 12 and Tammy was 9 when they moved in together, and eventually married in 1992. Dad and Brenda loved to dance and to bowl. Brenda taught dad patiently how to golf and he has loved the sport right up to his passing. He loved football and was a Riders fan forever. He was especially proud that his grandsons were football players. Rhonda and Tammy remember dad as a kind disciplinarian. He would stop and make you rethink your choices He hosted all holidays with a good meal even after Brenda’s passing, as that is what Mom would want. We his family will miss his zeal for life and his love for us.
He is survived by his children Laurie (Bernard) Green, Lisa Hurford and Rick Boettcher, Dana Vanherreweghe and Rhonda (Ted) Jackson, and Tammy Pelletier.
Gil is predeceased by a baby daughter Karen; his mother and father; his ex-wife Sheila Volk, and his wife Brenda Patterson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Private Family Interment will take place prior to the Memorial Service.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gilbert VanHerreweghe May 4 1937 July 24 2021 (age 84)..
Death notice for the town of: Lethbridge, Province: Alberta